Creator

Date Original

1869

Description

This collection contains the records between Asa Hodges and Charles F. Bunch and J. Overholser when Hodges served as contractor for the state penitentiary in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Asa Hodges (1822-1900) was born near Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama on January 22, 1822. Hodges eventually moved to Marion, Arkansas and attended La Grange College in Missouri. Hodges went on to study law and was admitted to the bar in 1848 and practiced law until 1860. After the war Hodges was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867 and served in the State house of representatives the following year. In 1869 Hodges served as the contractor for the Arkansas State Penitentiary. Hodges served in the Arkansas State senate during the 1870 and 1872 term before being elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875. Hodges only served the one term and returned to Arkansas where he engaged in agricultural pursuits. Hodges died near Marion, Arkansas on, June 6, 1900 and is interned in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.037.018

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Asa Hodges papers, SMC.037.018

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Asa Hodges papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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